Chevron's Escravos Terminal. Image courtesy of Chevron.

Chevron’s onshore Niger Delta activities have reportedly been halted after militants attacked a terminal.

A source told Reuters on Wednesday that Chevron’s onshore activities in the Niger Delta have been shut down after militants attacked its Escravos terminal.

Chevron has not confirmed the attack or confirmed that its onshore activities in the area have been halted.

The Niger Delta Avengers, a militant group, said late Wednesday that it had blow up the main electricity feed at the terminal.

The Niger Delta Avengers and other militant groups have launched a wave of attacks against energy infrastructure in the past month.

Chevron confirmed earlier this month that its Okan offshore facility in the Western Niger Delta region was “breached by unknown persons.”

The company deployed resources to respond to a spill of undisclosed size following the attack.

No injuries or casualties were reported.

The Niger Delta Avengers took responsibility for the attack against the 90,000 barrel per day Okan facility.

Militant groups have said they are fighting to win a larger share of oil revenues for residents in the oil rich Niger Delta.

Nigeria is the largest oil producer in Africa but the recent attacks have sunk production to multi-years low.

Eni confirmed on Monday that its Ogbaimbiri-Tebidaba pipeline was attacked, the second attack in the less than a week.

Eni said about 4,200 barrels of oil per day of its equity production was impacted by the incident.

That attack came just days after militants attacked the company’s gas pipeline in Ogbembiri, impacting 1,000 barrels of oil equivalent per day.

No group has claimed responsibility for the attack’s against Eni’s assets.


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